Thierry, Quai Branly Museum

Posted Friday December 26th, 2014


Name/ nickname Thierry / Tirikou / Tagne Souop Thierry

Where do you live ? Lyon

Your job? engineer

Describe yourself in only one sentence : I like the journeys for the meetings and the discovery of the other cultures. I also like going in mountain, the ski of ride, to bathe me, to run, and tattoos

Why do you have tattoos ? A fascination since the adolescence, with a transgression of a prohibition which I did not dare to cross. An accident of speleology where I almost passed there ” helped me ” to take the plunge and now I am great satisfied to get better so at the end of my desires…

What is your interest in tattoos ? The side initiation rite, “for ever”, the esthetic side, the desire to shape its own body, the pain to be broken, the relation with the artist

What or who is your artistic inspiration ? They are multiple. I come with an idea and I recover from it to the artist

Who is/ are the Tattooist(s) who have stung you ? Most in the conventions, Color Trip (Lyon), Maoro Tahiti, Merlin (Dijon), Teni ( Tahiti). The last ones and the most important Loviso ( Tahiti) and Judy Mancinelli (Luxembourg)

What is the story of your tattoos (numbers, place, … ) ? I have 4 tattoos on the arm and shoulder, the trunk and a thigh with a black and tribal side and a flowery fantasy, Japanese, graphic, and colored side,

When did you start ? 32, one week after an accident of caving where I almost passed there

What was the reaction of your friends and family ? At the beginning I was really against the current, thus incomprehension, surprised, today interest and compliments sometimes. I would like I could speak tattoo but I do not know many people in my circle of acquaintances that connects or who are tattooed

Your next tattoo ? Very soon… It is a drug lol.. convention of Lyon, Besançon or Evian or 3 at the same time.

What would be your definition of the tattoo ? A body art to mark its mortal body for all eternity with its life

When you will be an old man/ old woman ? I shall be satisfied to remember myself the various moments of my life given rhythm by the tattoos various registered in my skin

Your favorite picture ? Artist ? Matisse

Your favorite restaurant ? The restaurants of the world where we discover the culture of the country, the good small restaurants of the plateau of the Croix Rousse where I live

The perfect song ? At the moment I listen to Fauve… In another style the piece Worotan d’ Oumou Sangaré

What entertains you right now ? My next journey, my next tattoo, my next half marathon…

Thierry, Quai Branly Museum

Posted Friday December 26th, 2014